Sponge allows you to download files from Usenet Newsgroups. An account with a Usenet News Server is required to use Sponge.


  • Supports yEnc, uuEncode and Mime formats and decodes them while the download is in progress so there is no wait time for decoding after the articles have been downloaded.
  • Advanced multi server support. (This allows you to download from a free server supplied by your ISP and use a pay server to fill in whatever is missing).
  • Search Usenet without downloading headers using online search engines or use the ability to offload article search to your news server.
  • Multi threaded server downloading.
  • Find and filter articles based on keywords.
  • View tag clouds from subscribed servers.
  • Pause function to free bandwidth.
  • Full support for NZB and NBI files allowing you to share settings and download files.
  • If your news server supports it, all information passed between your computer and the news server is encrypted using SSL.
  • Ability to view thumbnails of downloaded files.
  • Ability to organize downloaded audio files in album folders.
  • Automatic repair and extraction of downloaded files.
  • Virtual groups allowing you to view only specific types of articles contained in multiple groups.
  • Ability to post articles.

Download Sponge 3.1.3721
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System Requirements

Microsoft Windows requires the .NET Framework 4.0 or later.